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McLaren merger adds CAFM to its portfolio of services

McLaren Software, the document control and project collaboration provider has announced the merger with CAFM specialist, FMx Ltd following its acquisition by McLaren’s parent company the Idox Group. FMx Ltd, founded in 1999, provides CAFM (computer aided facilities management) software ...

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Cofely wins five year technical services contract at The Shard

Cofely has been awarded a five year contract to deliver technical services to The Shard – the tallest building in Western Europe. The Shard is a 95 storey, 110,000 sq. metre (1,200,000 sq. ft) vertical city containing retail, world class ...

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Staff restaurant pilot trials Slimming World dishes

Total facilities management company, OCS has teamed up with Slimming World to provide healthy meals in staff restaurants in a ground-breaking healthy eating partnership. The two companies have joined forces to demonstrate that it is possible to cater for large ...

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Free designs aimed at the retrofit and Green Deal market launched

A set of 20 standard construction drawings designed especially for the retrofit market and the Green Deal have been launched. With a focus on maximising the fabric performance of an existing building, the measures listed can help reduce energy bills ...

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Dirty washrooms have negative effect on patron’s experience

Around 75 per cent of UK residents feel that the washrooms they visit in hotels and restaurants are often unclean. Bad smells and lack of soap are among the top British gripes. And 87 per cent of us believe that ...

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Quality to cost connection unclear as NHS spend on hospital food increases

Data published in the latest Department of Health estates and facilities statistics, which cover a wide range of aspects of hospital estates, show the NHS is spending more on food than ever before. The average amount spent per patient per ...

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Shepherd FM appoints operations director to run national accounts

Shepherd FM has appointed Darren Payton as national account operations director. Payton joins Shepherd FM from Interserve, where he was general manager for support services, managing both soft and hard FM services. Payton will manage national accounts for Shepherd FM ...

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IBM IT solution to help MOD run its property assets

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the MOD’s property and services provider, has awarded a contract to IBM, the global IT giant, for the implementation and support of its new information management system (IMS). DIO’s future technology solution will replace outdated ...

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Malaysian delegates to benefit from integral property innovation advice

Integral UK’s business development manager, Mark Whittaker, has been invited by Liverpool John Moores University and the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia to be the key speaker at a prestigious industry event in Pahang, Malaysia in November. The speech will ...

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Co-operative Group awards front of house contract to ISS

ISS UK has won a new national contract with The Co-operative Group, the UK’s largest mutual business. ISS UK Front of House will be providing corporate meeting room management and reception services for The Co-operative Group at a variety of ...

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